Starting from Scratch: Square Foot Gardening plus Raised Bed Basics @ Vernon ORL
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Square foot gardening is a high-production method for growing a lot in a small space. It’s great for veggies and helps keep your garden tasks manageable and organized.
We’ll talk about planning, spacing, and care requirements for a square foot garden. We will also go over best practices for Raised bed gardens.

Cost: Free
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here:  http://foodaction.ca/square-foot-gardening/




Gardening for Pollinators: The Butterfly Effect @ Vernon ORL
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll talk about what to plant to encourage pollinators to visit your garden.  Learn how small changes in your lawn and garden can have big impacts on the health and well-being of our pollinators.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Gardening for Pollinators


Wild Edibles in the Garden: Mikaela Cannon @ Okanagan College Vernon
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
**This is an outdoor event – rain or shine! Please dress for the weather and evening temps.**
Join Food Action and Mikaela Cannon for a show & tell on common edible and medicinal weeds found in the garden. This workshop was our most popular event in 2018. Mikaela will bring samples of edibles she makes with common weeds for taste testing.
Cost: Free – donations gratefully accepted 
Space is limited and registration is required: Workshop Registration
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mikaela Cannon is an avid plant lover who runs a small homestead/farm with her husband and kids in Armstrong. She wild crafts and gardens to feed her family, and teaches people how to use plants from the wild in her business, Herbal Myth. Currently, she’s working towards a degree in Ethnobotany.
ABOUT THE VENUE: Patchwork Farms is managed by Food Action. The farm is a collaborative community teaching farm located at OC Vernon, and the food grown there is donated to community organizations. We have two entrances – one behind the new Trades Building, and one gate in the new Plaza area by the College Bus loop. Parking is available near both gates. There is no charge for parking in the evenings at this time.


Local Eats: Seasonal Foods of the Okanagan Valley @ Vernon ORL
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In this first of three sustainability workshops sponsored by the City of Vernon, we’ll talk about what’s local to our area, why buying local is important, share seasonal recipes, and learn what’s in season right now – and where to find it.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Local Eats


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